July 6th, 2008

Why no Arthur Rhodes, you ask?

According to Seattle manager Jim Riggleman, Rhodes slept on his left arm wrong and wasn’t feeling right. He tried to warm up during the game and loosen it into pitching shape, but it wasn’t happening. That’s how you end up with a backup catcher on the mound in the 15th inning.

Sunday: Tigers at Mariners

By now, I’m assuming you know that Carlos Guillen is the Tigers’ all-star.

In other tidbits, the Tigers sent Brandon Inge out on rehab. He’ll be with Triple-A Toledo starting on Monday. Ramon Santiago, meanwhile, is expected to rejoin the Tigers as soon as Tuesday unless something happens healthwise in the next couple games.

TIGERS (43-44)

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Guillen, 3B
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Thames, DH
  6. Rodriguez, C
  7. Renteria, SS
  8. Thomas, LF
  9. Raburn, RF

MARINERS (35-52)

  1. Ichiro Suzuki, RF
  2. Jose Lopez, 2B
  3. Raul Ibanez, LF
  4. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  5. Richie Sexson, DH
  6. Miguel Cairo, 1B
  7. Kenji Johjima, C
  8. Willie Bloomquist, CF
  9. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS